SUGAR GROVE — A woman was airlifted to Johnson City Medical Center on Oct. 24 after her Subaru Outback traveled 95 feet down an embankment off of U.S. 321.
N.C. State Highway Patrol Trooper J. Hodges said he received the call at 10:52 a.m., but officials believe the wreck may have taken place much earlier in the day.
According to a Watauga County Sheriff’s Office shift report, a deputy responded to the area of U.S. 321 and Bethel Road in reference to a suspicious noise. The report states that the caller heard a noise that sounded like a female yelling for help. Upon further investigation it was discovered that there was a woman lying in the woods from a vehicle wreck.
SHP, Beaver Dam, Watauga Rescue, WCSO, Watauga Medics and Cove Creek Fire responded to the scene.
Misty Renee Hayslett, 36, of Sugar Grove, was traveling south on U.S. 321 when she crossed the center line and traveled down the left side of the road off of an embankment near Bethel Road, according to Hodges. He said it appeared that Hayslett was not wearing her seatbelt.
As of Oct. 20, Hodges said Hayslett was still in the hospital but he believed she was in stable condition. Hodges said the vehicle suffered severe damage and was a total loss.
The cause of the wreck was still being investigated.